Fibonacci spirals

This morning I read this article, 400-Million-Year-Old Fossil Upends Our Understanding of Fibonacci Spirals in Nature. With the article fresh on my mind, of course I had to go look outside.

Starting with the classic, the pine cone!

The Hairy Sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)!

A beetle crowded in on my photo of the American Basketflower (Centaurea americana).

Yellow Puff (Neptunia lutea).

Greeneyes (Berlandiera betonicifolia).
Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnifera).
Dang the Greenhead or the Horse Fly tried to ruin my shot. LOL Actually I have been wanting to get this guy for several days. Lucky me it stopped just long enough. It is in the genus Esenbeckia. There are only four species of Esenbeckia in the US and only males visit the flowers for nectar. Females feed on blood.
Final shot, Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var pulcherrima) and a tiny bee.

The Clear Lake Chapter Native Plant Society of Texas recently had a presentation (June 12th) on “The Fibonacci Sequence in Nature and Native Plants”. I bet they will be posting it soon to their YouTube channel.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. The headless millipedes article was fascinating and someone will be really tickled to figure it out sometime. Also WOW on the park money!!

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